My band has been on my case all week about changing my tone (and about a hundred other things I will be posting about later), and I am down to work on my tone with the band and attempt to find something that makes everybody happy. First, some more about the music so you know the kind of sound - I play in a hard rock 'alternative' band. Immediate comparisons would be Tool, Primus, System of a Down, Incubus, Deftones, etc. I play busy basslines. Always did, and always have. I also play a lot of slap. My biggest influences have been Rob Wright of NoMeansNo and Les Claypool, but it's *mostly* Rob Wright. So you can get a pretty good idea of the sound that I am typically going for. An mp3 is here from one of our more recent recordings. So anyways, after all that blathering, here is my setup: '90 Musicman Stingray, Eden WT400, Lexicon MPX1 effects processor, behringer compressor, Mackie 2700FR power amp, and an Eden 410XLT cab. In addition, my bass goes into a Mackie EQ board, 2 qwest power amps and then 4 monitors which are shared by all of the band. I have 3 places with which I can control my EQ: My bass itself (it has a 3 band EQ), the Eden, and the Lexicon. The Lexicon has a 4 band EQ where I can control Mix (0 - 100%), Level (Off, -89 to +6dB), Gain (-72 to +24dB), Fc (20-20000Hz), Q 0.1-10.0 (this is quotient of the sharpness of the EQ wave, the less sharp it is the more octaves it covers, the more sharp it is, the more specific it is on an octave), and Mode Low Shelf, Band, High Shelf. I am trying to find a rock tone that is Tool-ish, low and rumbly but still works with my busy-ness. It should have a lot of low end, but not so much low end that it shakes the dishes or else I get told to turn it down. I am also hoping to find a fine slap bass tone. Something like out of '70's funk. Lots of punch and slap, enough lows and highs, but '70's funk slap has that kind of "tone" to it that I just haven't been able to find. If anyone has EQ graphs of great EQs, or just suggestions in general, I would be happy to receive them. Settings themselves would be fine, too, I will write them all down and try them all out with my rig at practice on Friday (ie +5 @ 125 or something like that, whatever). I think my tone right now is pretty good, though it could stand to be improved - but the only way I know I can really improve them is to tear it all down and restart from scratch. Thanks a lot for the help. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I didn't really see where any of it should go.